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Council seeking applicants for grants
The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council is taking applications for the major, mini and individual grant programs. This program provides funds for local artists to pursue projects and training and to purchase materials and instruments.
Past grants have helped musicians pay for lessons and attend music camps and workshops and develop compositions. Artists have used grant awards for materials and to help stage exhibits. Funds are also available for arts organizations.
Contact the Arts and Humanities Council at 586-2787, 206 N. Franklin St., for more information and for an application. The deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 13.
Contest to capture subsistence lifestyle
Alaska schoolchildren in grades K-12 are invited to participate in the first Subsistence Lifestyles Art Contest, sponsored by the Federal Office of Subsistence Management.
The contest is designed to encourage Alaska youth to portray their subsistence lifestyles and to increase awareness of the importance of subsistence to Alaska. Individual students may enter only one drawing or painting, and entries must be postmarked by Oct. 27.
Two grand-prize winners' artwork will be published on the covers of the 2001-2002 federal subsistence fisheries and wildlife regulatory booklets. Eight other winners, two from each of four grade categories, will be selected and receive ribbons and publication in subsistence informational materials. Winning entries will be selected in December.
Information packets containing a complete list of all contest rules and regulations and an entry form have been mailed to many schools and school districts. Additional copies are available from the Office of Subsistence Management. Complete information and an entry form can also be found at the office's website at www.r7.fws.gov/asm/home.html. For additional information, call 1-800-478-1456.